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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Letter: Letter writer is disgrace to Republicans

  • I've kept quiet for a long time but enough is enough. Mr. Wiley saying that Mr. Akin and Mr. Fitzgerald have draconian views on abortion is absurd.
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  • To the editor:
    I've kept quiet for a long time but enough is enough. Mr. Wiley saying that Mr. Akin and Mr. Fitzgerald have draconian views on abortion is absurd. (Note, Bruce, that I call you by name, not silly names like those you use for Mr. Bradford and Mr. Fitzgerald).
    In a Sept. 11, 2011, CNN poll ( a notably liberal source), they found that 62 percent of the American people want to make all or almost all of the 1.2 million abortions a year illegal. A similar Gallup poll produced the same result. Only 37 percent want all or most all abortions legal. Draconian view, Mr. Wiley? I don't think so and apparently neither do 62 percent of the American people.
    The pro-life view in America has consistently shifted the all-abortion view to the right as noted in the CNN polls for the following years: Feb. 1995, 56 percent pro-life, 41 percent all-abortion, May 2001, 55 percent pro-life, 41 percent all-abortion, Sept. 2006, 64 percent pro-life, 34 percent all-abortion, Oct. 2007, 62 percent pro-life, 36 percent all-abortion, June 2008, 61 percent pro-life, 37 percent all-abortion, Nov. 2008, 63 percent pro-life, 36 all-abortion, April 2009, 64 percent pro-life, 34 percent all-abortion. Gallup polls for the same time periods yielded the same results.
    The majority of Americans side with the views of Mr. Fitzgerald when it comes to abortion, not with you and your views, Mr. Wiley! Still want to call his views radical? I should think not.
    The CNN poll found something else of interest. It found that women are more pro-life than men, 24 percent want all abortions illegal and 36 percent want almost all abortions illegal, while 19 percent of men want all abortions banned and 42 percent want almost all abortions banned. When it comes to political parties, 79 percent of all Republicans want all or almost all abortions made illegal, for independents it's 60 percent and for Democrats it's 44 percent. Your views, Mr. Wiley would seem to be the ones in the minority, not those of Mr. Fitzgerald.
    While I'm at it, it is the Democrats that idealize big government, not Mr. Fitzgerald and the Republicans. The same would certainly be true of the social engineering. Also Mr. Wiley, why don't you grow up and quit with the name calling and derogatory comparisons (South Park's Eric Cartman and Athoriti?) Give us all a break, OK? By the way, while we're on the subject of abortion, I, too, have stood on Fourth Street to protest abortion with my sign and I saw no one showing signs in the faces of the those passing by.
    When I first started reading your letters to the editor, I figured you for a liberal Democrat and why not? But I made a personal trip to the County Clerk's office and looked with my own eyes at your voter registration card and I was amazed you are registered as a Republican. I find that rather funny, because I have yet to hear you or read you supporting a Republican for anything.
    Page 2 of 2 - Do the Republican Party a favor and change registration to reflect what you really believe, because you a a disgrace to the Grand Old Party. I say that without an East Coast accent.
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